The Deering Estate at Cutler seeks to continue Charles Deering’s legacy of art patronage by supporting emerging and mid-career artists who work in a multitude of disciplines and media. The prestigious and competitive Artist in Residence Program is a direct extension of this legacy and acts as wonderful incubator for creative ideas, unique experiences, and collaborative opportunities that engage the public.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s residency opportunities. Studio Residencies are housed in our Artist Village Buildings – the Carriage House and the Power House and were awarded to Visual Artists Gerry Stecca, Magnus Sodamin, Luis Lazo, Elaine R. Defibaugh, and Literary Artists Vanessa Garcia and Nicole Hospital-Medina. Project Residencies consist of specific interactions with the Estate and its resources and was awarded to Visual Artist Michael Gellatly, Composer Juraj Kojs, and Performing and Educational groups, Lost Girls Theatre Company, Tandem Theatre Project, Inc., TheatreSouth Atlanta, Inc., Greater Miami Youth Symphony (GMYS), and the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble.
Nicole Hospital-Medina – Literary Artist
Studio 1, East side of Carriage House
The Deering Estate, with its loyalty to natural Florida, harbors the intricacies of its histories, the foundation of its current societies. Nicole explains, “As soon as I park at the Estate, I absorb the landscape, the history, the ‘Florida’ of it all. My thinking patterns change. My imagination becomes green, blue and mango. Hence, my composition thickens, and as I lay it down in a structure like the novel I’m working on or a new swampy poem, it, like a vine, overtakes my tone, setting, mood, material, imagination and character development.” To read more, please click here.